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Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders

Darrin Griffiths & James Ryan

This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice.

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Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders

What's the Buzz?
“Exclusion in schools and societies--exceedingly various in its forms and targets--can be particularly difficult to interrupt when routinized and normalized, or as we see increasingly today, when masked by false claims to democracy. As educators and leaders strive...”

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Roster of Books

The Leader Reader: Narratives of Experience

Darrin Griffiths & Scott Lowrey

A book written by Educational Leaders for Educational Leaders! The Leader Reader is a superb collection of 119 narratives from educational leaders throughout the world. These authentic and powerful international learning experiences take the reader from Utah to Malta, Gloucestershire to Singapore, Toronto to Abu Dhabi and back again, with new inspiration, learnings, and hope after every chapter.

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The Bliss and Blisters of Early Career Teaching 

Benjamin Kutsyuruba & Keith Walker

Benjamin Kutsyuruba and Keith Walker have gathered together over 40 teacher educators, beginning teachers, program coordinators, teacher association and ministry of education experts, teacher mentors, mentors of mentors, school administrators, and educational researchers to provide a unique, pan-Canadian set of perspectives in The Bliss and Blisters of Early Career Teaching.

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Leading with Heart: Enacting Self-Care, Collective Care, and Justice 

Amy Burns & Mary-Ann Mitchell-Pellett

Self-care, Collective Care, and Justice is a volume that tells the stories of those who want to lead differently. Through a commitment to the well-being of self and others, leaders can both ensure a healthy and productive workplace. The chapters contained here-in offer insights into how one leads and lives with heart, both individually and collectively, and situates this choice as an act of social justice that promotes a sense of belonging for all.

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Ninety Feet Under: What poverty does to people

John Strazzabosco

Ninety Feet Under - the myriad effects of poverty, and the challenges faced in escaping it.

The great value in this book is that it not only examines the lives of people caught in poverty, especially from generation to generation, it looks at poverty itself in a revolutionary way.

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The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World

Denver J. Fowler

This groundbreaking book, titled The 21st Century School Leader: Leading Schools in Today's World, focuses on effectively leading schools in the digital age (21st Century and beyond) where a majority of all stakeholders including students, staff, parents, community members, and business owners are digital natives.

Written by an award-winning practitioner and international scholar, the author infuses this approach as it applies to all aspects of school leadership.

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Teacher Wellbeing: Flourishing in Schools by Noticing, Nurturing, and Sustaining

Sabre Cherkowski & Keith Walker

Teacher Wellbeing Matters!

Grounded in research that explores flourishing schools and positive educational leadership, this book advocates for much more attention on teacher wellbeing.

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Key Questions for Educational Leaders 

Darrin Griffiths & John P. Portelli

This book features essays from top international scholars and practitioners on educational leadership.  Each of these authors addresses a specific question directly related to educational leadership and how to make schools more equitable and socially just. Key Questions for Educational Leaders is a must-read for all current and prospective educational leaders as well as those who facilitate leadership programs and ongoing learning.

Some of the featured authors include:  Helen M. Gunter (University of Manchester);  Joan Poliner Shapiro (Temple University); George Sefa Dei (OISE/UT); John MacBeath (Cambridge University); Margaret Grogan (Chapman University, California); John Smyth (University of Huddersfield);  Lejf Moos (Aarhus University, Copenhagen); and Ronald G. Sultana (University of Malta).

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Principals of Inclusion 

Darrin Griffiths

Inclusion is the key to reaching every student and achieving whole-school reform.

Drawing on his own experience and that of other urban school principals, Dr. Griffiths identifies the barriers to inclusion and suggests creative ways to overcome them.

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The Principal Reader: Narratives of Experience

Darrin Griffiths & Scott Lowrey

The Principal Reader speaks directly to the practising and prospective principals. It involves the lived experiences of practising principals throughout North America and how they address issues such as: change, conflict, social justice, student achievement, burnout, and leadership.

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Perspectives on Canadian Educational Law and Policy 

William T. Smale

This book presents a range of perspectives on educational law and policy and is divided into three sections addressing topics related to K-12 education, fundamental freedoms and Charter rights, and contemporary legal issues surrounding higher education. This highly engaging book focuses mainly on Canadian case law and jurisprudence, but also draws on American examples.

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Save Our Teachers' Souls: Professional and Social Well-Being in a Managerial Environment

Danielle Cassell & Victoria Door

The authors take the themes of well-being, happiness and flourishing and apply them to the lives of those who work in schools. Drawing on educational professionals' words and experiences, they show there is a deeply held view that teaching is an immensely worthwhile activity, but that uncritical, indiscriminate use of business models in education conflicts with pedagogic principles. They suggest how thinking about learning, leadership and management can be realigned to fit with teachers' sense of value and professional judgement, and how a technical rational view of accountability and performativity might be changed to make school a place where all concerned can flourish within a humane system based on trust and responsibility.

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Women and Educational Leadership: A practitioner’s handbook A Practitioner's Handbook

Jeanne Surface & Kay A. Keiser

Women in Educational Leadership: A practitioner’s handbook is a handbook for practitioners in the field who identify as women or support women in leadership at all levels. We know that education, although predominantly and traditionally a profession of women, still clings to a patriarchal hierarchy that leaves women navigating leadership differently. By recognizing, deconstructing and interrogating the intersectionality of this experience, our hope is that this book will provide a diversity of narratives that will prompt reflection, dialogue and inspire change.

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Goodbye for Now: True Stories of Life, Love, and Loss 

Darrin Griffiths & Tom Seaton

Because life does not end here and love continues after the body has passed away, Word & Deed Publishing is putting together a book of stories about saying goodbye to a loved one. All of us have lost someone dear to us – grandparent, parent, spouse, sibling, child, grandchild, uncle, aunt, cousin, friend, mentor, coworker, companion, or pet.
We’re looking for contributions that tell a story of life, love, loss, and how we say goodbye to a loved one. Submissions should be 800–900 words maximum and include a photo of the contributor with the loved one.
Each contributor will receive support from a team of experienced editors throughout the publishing process.

Expressions of interests in this publication should be directed to Darrin Griffiths and Tom Seaton at info@wordanddeedpublishing.com

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